I FEBRUARY 15, 1910. MARTIN KEN EL BOARDING SCHOOL, FT. YATES, N. D. Jan. 20, 1910. Dear Father Jerome. I am going to write and tell you about our school, how we are getting along in our work and studies. Our school is located in the Northern part of South Dakota, and is on the banks of the Mis- souri Rivex. It is three miles from the State line. The church stands thirty rods from the school. There are ninety children here and our Superintendent Mr. Bau- man, has charge of the school. We have church every Sunday and services in the afternoon. And when -Father Bede is not here we never have church in the afternoon. We have school every day and we also have night school. We have catechism Wednes- day and on Tuesday nig tits the small girls and boys have in- structions too. We go to communion on the first Friday of the month. Every year there are some boys and girls who make their first communion and this year again there are some who are first communicants. I hope you will take interest in this letter. Yours respectf ally Sarah Hon a. Our church is about thirty rods from the school. We have church every Sunday; and Rev. Father Bede is the pastor. We have mass when he is here and when he goes away we don't have mass, but the ca- techist does the preaching and we say prayers. There is quite a number of church singers and they are do- ing well. I think this is all you care to know about our school. Hoping you will be interested in our church and school, I am Yours Respectfully, Martina Lefthand. Martin Kenel Boarding School, FT. YATES, N. D. Jan. 20, "10. Dear Father Jerome; I am going to write you a discription of our school and church. Our school is in the northern part of South Dakota, on the banks ot the Missouri River, where we get our water. It is three miles from the line which divides North and South Dakota. There are ninety child- ren at the school. Most of them are Catholics and very few are non Catholics. We have a Catholic Superin- tendent, and his wife too. is a Catholic. We children are all in good health, and are doing well in our school-works and studies. Married. On Sunday, Nov. 14. 1009 at 10 a. m. in the Rom. Cath., church at Cheyenne Agency Mr Eugene Rousseau to Miss Lucy Clay- more, Rev. John Vogel officiat- ing. Ceo, Claymore was the best man and Regina Rousseau the bride"s mud. N u-a, Dicharme was the organist and played some of the bride's and groom's favorite songs. The groom, a white man. is well and favorably known here- abouts having been ''boss'' car- penter at the Agency for about a year previous to his transfer to the Flathead reservation in Mon- tana. The bride, a mixedblood is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Claymore Jr., her father being a great worker and one of the richest men on the Cheyenne River reservation. On the afternoon of the wed- ding day the father of the bride gave the Indians a big feast in honor of the occasion. The hap- py couple were the recipients of many good wishes and also a number of presents. They will make their future home in Jocko. Montana, where the groom is filling the position as government carpenter. ties are trying to do for God's sake. St. Joseph's and St. Ma- ry's societies begun the New Year by doing good works for the love of God. Rev. Father Gro- the was with us New Years- day and said Mass in the morning and we all went to Mass and a number of us went to Commu- nion. Also quite a number of St. Joseph and St. Mary's took the pledge. There is lit anything worse than a drinking man, so I rejoice to see this temperence society begin in the year of 1910. This is one of the best things for the St. Joseph's society. All take the pledge from the bottom of your hearts for God's sake and keep it; and you will see how much better it is for yourselves and your families. We must try to do good, chris- tian works and live for God and not be ashamed to do anything for God's sake. We must not say: ''after a while," when we can do a good work pleasing to God; we must never wait. Because we do not know what hour, minute or day, we are to be called to die. We must try to be prepared at any minute if we want to see God. We must be resigned to the will of God, and be pleased with everything he sends us, no matter what it may be, sickness, troubles or pains; we must take it and say. "I must deserve it or it would not happen to me,'' and pray to Almighty God, for He knows what is best for us. Trust in God, my dear St. Jo- seph and St. Mary's societies. Do good works and forgive your enemies from the bottom of your heart. Let us be friends to every- body and take care of our tong- ues, and think twice before we speak. We must love our neigh- bor as ourselves and try and humble ourselves as much as we can. A happy New Year to all. Mrs. Mollie Valandra. SPRING CREEK, S. D. Dear Friends. I am going to write a few lines in the Eyanpaha to show our dear friends what we. St. Joseph and St. Mary's Socie- Martin Kenel Boarding School, FT. YATES, N. D. Jan. 20, TO. Dear Father Jerome. I am going to write a discription of the Martin Kenel School which is in the northern part of South Dakota on the banks of the Missouri River, three miles from the divid- ing lines of North and South Da- kota. There are about ninety children here at school; forty girls and forty -six boys. And our Superintendent, Mr. Bau- man, is a Catholic and he is good to us. There are two big separate buildings, one for the boys and the other for the girls, and some other buildings besides these. two, and a large tank from which we get our water from the Mis- souri River. There are four dor- mitories, two for the boys and two for the girls. And we have two school rooms one for the primary class and the other for the large class. We are getting along very nicely in our school works and studies. Our church is about thirty rods from the school and Rev. Father Bede is our pastor. Father Bede has his house built near the church. We go to church every Sunday. But Father Bede is here one Sunday and goes away the next week to some other church down in South Dakota. We have just a few girls that sing in the choir and they are doing very nicely. We go to communion every month. Well I think that is all you would like to know about this school. Yours respectfully, Annie Grass. Martin Kenel Boarding School, Ft. Yates, N. D. Jan. 20, 1910. Dear Father Jerome: I will write a few lines. Our school is in the north- ern part of South Dakota about three miles from the line on the west side of the Missouri river right on the banks of it. Our church is about thirty rods from our school. We go to church every Sunday, but we don't have mass every Sunday, we have it every two weeks. Father Bede is our priest. We have cate- chism every Wednesday evening. There are 42 boys and 48 girls and 12 employees at this school, Some of the big boys are pack- ing ice for summer. I will close my letter. Yours truly, Jacob Whitebull. FEBRUARY 15, 1910. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Indian Mission School, Stephan, S. D. Ian. 26, 1910. Dear Father Jerome: Please, insert the enclosed letter in the next issue of the Eyanpaha in accor- dance with the plans and speci- fications outlined by the Rev. F. Vogel of Cheyenne Agency . The move is certainly laudable: not only edifying but spiritually up- lifting when young people unite their voices in one grand chorus singing the praises of God and His Blessed Mother. Lucy Swifthawk, turning just 1 'Sweet Sixteen" is a very credit- able musician, a good singer, bat is very modest about it. She has the confidence of the school, who look to her as a leader and she will put forth her best efforts to make the move a s access. '"Two Crows," a "'White Eagle, ' and a "Swift Hawk" ought to make very good music for a starter. Wishing you a long life with unlimited patience and success in God's vineyard, I am Your sincere Confrater in Dno. Rev. P. Boehm. O. S. B. Youth we think it is very nice as you say; but if you find it too high I would suggest the one found in Garland of Festival Songs. Composed by John Wiegand, Published by J. Fisher and Bro. No 7—11 Bible House. New York. We will practic the hymns you mentioned which we do not know. And hope you will learn the hymns I mentioned as they are all well liked by our pupils. We also hope to meet you next congress and then sing together God's praises. I was elected by our Superin- tendent, Rev. Pius, O. S. B. to answer your letter in the Supple- ment to the Eyanpaha. Yours truly, . Lucy Swift HXwk. Immaculate Conception School, Stephan S D, Jan. 23, 1910. Miss Emma White Eagle: Dear Emma. I read your letter written to all Indian girls of So. Dakota. In reply will say: we sing all the songs you have named ex- cept "Daily, daily sing to Mary" and Accept Almighty Father." Having no St. Basil's Hymn book, we sing them in the Catho- lic Youth's Hymnal. We also sing the following from the same book which you have not named. I. Holy Queen we bend before Thee. 2. Mother Mary at thine Altar. 3. Mary Star of the Sea. 4. Macula no a est in te. 5. Morning Hymn to tiie Blessed Virgin. 6. Jesus S iviour of my soul. 7. When our Saviour wished to prove. 8. O Jesus. Jesus, Dearest Lord. The following we sing from the Sacred Heart Hymn Book. 1. All for Thee. 2. O Sacred Heart Sweet Source. 3. There is ho heart like Thine. 4. What could my Jesus do more. I must not forget to mention our two favorite songs. Published by— P. C. Donnelly. 735 Spruce Str. Phila. Pa. 1, Sacred Heart in accents burn- ing. 2. Like a strong and raging Fire. Yes, we will learn the song mentioned, "Long live the Pope." Concerning the song "Welcome to our Pastor" in the Catholic LITTLE WHITE RIVER, S. D. Jan. 9, 1910. Oiyorpeyatanhan omniciye kin etanhan wica omniciye api- yapi. Lena oitancan wicayusta- pi. John Blue Thunder Pres. Henry Thin Elk Vice Pres. Ward White Pipe Secretary. Benj. Swift Crockery treasurer, iapi awan'ka. Henry Thin Elk lowan itancan. Allen Swift Crockery, Claude Eagle Pipe, Francis Scout, Brave Eagle na James Bear Thunder, okliklepi-. John Spotted wamnayan. David Bluethunder tiyopa a wan. Peter Big Turkey rlarla. WINYAN OMNICIYE OITAN- CAXPI KIN. Mary Blue Thunder Pres. Julia Brave Eagle Vice pres. Etta Bluethunder mazaska awan- yakanakun wokagege wiyopeya. Fannie Arm wowapi kaga. Maggie Swift Crockery wokage- ge awanyaka. Sophie Thin Elk lowan itancan. Mrs. Bull Eagle iapi awanyaka. Wasiouinapewm. Mrs. Bulleagle, Rate Run for .vard, Stella Spot- ted Elk, Cecilia Swift Crockery, okliklepi. Tasunkesnawin wamnayan. Mrs. White Shield tiyopa awan. Henry Herakatamahaca. paha yuha. Eliza Tokicunwin dowan itancan. Nellie Hinsawin iapi awanyaka. Julia Brings them, Ellen Oye waste win qa Em- ma Marpiyatowin wayazanka awanyanka. Louisa Upauzewin wokagege awanyaka heca, tka dehan wicasa taw 7 a kin kici wico- ran wakan kin ikdustanpi qa to- ki onyan onkiyayapi esa tan- yan te' ecin on mis icante mawa- steye. Qa nakun wicasa tawa kin wocekiye unkitawapi en on- kiyopeyapi on kte cin de icante onwastepi kta iyecetu; wicasa kin de wacinyepica kin heon he- pe; Haskal Isanyati eciyapi. Omaka Teca en tona zaniyan yahipi kin m icante on nape ciyu- zapi. Nitakuyepi wanji Celina Whitemouse. Pahayamni, Shields P. O. S. D. Hekta Oct. 7, hehan St. Mary okodakiciye oitancan apiyapi qa Bessie Matoziwin itancan. Lucy O. Walker okihe. Alice Owankawastewin mazaska awanyaka. Celina Whitemouse wowapi kaga. Mary Walker wa- CANPA WAKPA. S. D. Jan. 11. 1910. Hekta October qonhan Canpa Wakpa el St. mary omniciye api- kiyapi na lena oitancan wicayu- stanpi. Grace Flyingby itancan. Emily Hunter okihe. Laura E. Brown wo warn kaga. Jose. Chargingeagle mazaska awanyaka. Agnes swan lowan itancan. Mary Holybull iapi awanyaka. Z. Poor Elk na Lucy Fatclown wayaian awanyakapi. Louisa White- weasel wokagege awanyaka. Mary Li+tle Crow wamnayan. Louisa Yellowshield wapaha yuha. Maggie Fish- man, Alice Dogarrn, Sarah Yel- low-owl na Alice Fish wigliglapi. Jennie Eagle-chasing wayaza wamnayan. Mitakupepi winyan kin lena St. Mary okolakiciye kin okinniyan tokatakiya wi akenonpa qon he wocekiye okna kiksupapi manipi kta ca wicayustanpi. Wakantanka to waste on nape ciyuzapi Laura E. Browndog. Martin Kenel Boarding School. FT. Yates, N. D. Jan. 20, 1910. Dear Father Jerome. I' am going to write a description of our church and cchool. , Our school is in the northern part of South Dakota on the banks of the Missouri R. where we get our water. It is 3 miles from the line which divides North and South Dakota. Our church is a little way from the school. There are ninety children here } most of them are Catholics. Our superintendent and his wife are also Catholics. We have church every Sunday, and Rev. Father Bede is our pastor. When he is here we have mass, and when he goes away, the catechist preaches and we say the prayers. There is quite a number of church singers in the choir, and they are doing well. We children are all in good health and getting along fine in our school works. Yours respectfully, Cecilia Graybear. FT. TOTTEN, N. D. Jan. 30, "10. Kangipaha St. Mary okodaki- ciye etanhan mazaska wnkcemna $10-00 Mazaska Awanyaka Wan- jina kin en eknakapi. HecenN. Dakota en St. Joseph qa St. Ma- ry okodakiciye okaspe sakowin yaunpi qa hena ecen trustees wi- caduhapi kin hena wanna kiksu- yapi qa abdezapi qa hena token on wicaduhapi kin akibdezapo. Kangipaha en St. Joseph qa St. Mary okodakiciye unpi kin he- nana wicayaktapi kte snL hena Wakantanka toyawaste kin iye ikdamnapi kta. Niye nicamnapi kte sni tona wi kata esta anpetu owasin rtanipi kinhan hena iye woyawaste kin he kamnapi kta; qa tona taku tokon sni najinpi kinhan hena takuna kamnapi kte sni. John Strait. Mazaska Awanyaka wanjina. 1910. Jan. 20. Paha-yamni Philip One Hawk % -55 Jan. 30, Kangipaha St. Mary's society 10-00 Wanna ataya $429-21 BLACK PIPE DIST, Rosebud, S. D. St. Joseph okolakiciye api- yapi na lena oitancan yuhpi. William Bear Shield itancan. Henry Big Crow okihe. Jos. Crow Eagle wowapi kaga. Paul Notstamned mazaska awa. Ugly-wild-horse wiyokihe aya. Levie Eagle Ckief wocekiye eya. John Yellow Elk iapi awanyaka. Croweagle tiyopa awanyaka. Eaglewolf wayazan awanyaka. Silas Standingbear, Will. Crow Good, James. Bearshield, Joe Larviu, Tom Fire, ' na George Croweagle ogliglepi. Lena wi ake nonb Wakantanka etkiya wowasi econpi kta. Wo- cekiye nitawapi el onyeksuyapi wacin. Oyasin cantewasteya nape ciyuzapi. Joseph Croweagle.